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Story of President Ho Chi Minh

President Hồ Chí Minh was born on May 19th 1890 into a peasant’s family. He led the Vietnamese Revolution and brought back national independence and liberation to Việt Nam.
At 21, He went to France. He lived, studied anf worked amid the French workers’ movement; then he continued his trip to several other countries in Africa and America. In those countries,  Hồ Chí Minh witnessed with his own eyes the injustice between the bourgeoisie and the impoverished workers and peasants.

In 1917, He joined the French Social Party for the first time; and right after that He founded the Vietnamese Association in France consisting of  the Vietnamese living in France. The Revolutionary movements led by Hồ Chí Minh there had the influence of The Russian October Revolution.

In the 1924-1930 period  Hồ Chí Minh did preparatory work for the establishment of a party of the Vietnamese working class with the participation of Vietnamese youths from political organizations in Vietnam and China. On February 3rd 1930, Hồ Chí Minh founded the Vietnam Communist Party with him being its Chairman in the execution of the first Political Program with strategic and tactical objectives under the Party Chater.

From 1930 to 1931 Hồ Chí Minh lived in China to continue his leadership of the Vietnamese Revolution to realize the Party’s Political Program.

From 1931 to 1932 Hồ Chí Minh was arrested by the British colonialists; but thanks to the devoted defence from British solicitor Frank Loseby, He was set free.

In 1933, He went to the Soviet Union and studied at Lenin University, worked at the Research Institute on National and Colonial Affairs under Comintern.

From 1939 to 1945 Hồ Chí Minh together with the Central Party Committee made preparations for the General Uprising to liberate the country and to secure political power.

In May 1941 He summoned and chaired the 8th Central Party meeting  in Cao Bằng. The conference decided to set up The League for Independence of  Việt Nam (Việt Minh) and appealed to the entire people to engage in the struggle.

In 1944, Ho Chi Minh and the Central Party Committee set up the armed forces named the Vietnam Propaganda Liberation Army, today the People's Army of Vietnam. The people of Vietnam supported the Revolution against the French colonialists and the Japanese fascists.

On September 2, 1945, at Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, giving the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Over the years, from 1945 to 1969, as President of the Republic, Ho Chi Minh led the struggle to seize power and the Socialist Revolution, including the 9-year Resistance War against the French colonialists, ending with the victory of Dien Bien Phu Campaign on May 7th 1954.

On July 20th 1954, the French government had to recognize the independence and territorial integrity of Vietnam put forth at the Geneva Conference.

As is known to everyone, after the defeat of the French in Vietnam, the US jumped  into and waged a war against Vietnam. They divided  the country into South and North Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh and the Central Party Committee led the Anti-US Struggle for National Salvation to complete
victory on April 30th 1975.

President Ho Chi Minh passed away on September 2, 1969.

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Last modified 20-05-2010